Our Group 1 Write Up: Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

A Sports Compact is a class of car which is based on a production model but offers sportier features, looks and handling. It is a vehicle class which is dominated worldwide by the Honda Civic Type R, which is why the Used Honda Civic Type R Vehicles for Sale at Group 1 are always in high demand. There are 5 model variants which have been manufactured and sold globally, which each one having limited or special editions which has further expanded the range. Each Honda Civic Type R Model Variant is based on a generation of standard Hond Civic Vehicles which are classified as follows:

  • Honda Civic Type R EK9 (1997–2000), which was based on the 6th generation of Civic
  • Honda Civic Type R EP3 (2001–2005), which was based on the 7th generation of Civic
  • Honda Civic Type R FN2 (2007–2011), which was based on the 8th generation of Civic
  • Honda Civic Type R FK2 (2015–2017), which was based on the 9th generation of Civic
  • Honda Civic Type R FK8 (2017–present), which was based on the 10th generation of Civic

Introducing the Latest Honda Civic Type R

If you’re looking for an affordable vehicle with sports car DNA and which was born to race, the current generation of Used Honda Civic Type R for Sale at our Gauteng, Western Cape and Eastern Cape Showrooms could very well be the right vehicles for you!

Current Generation Honda Civic Type R
2017 – Current

Unveiled in 2014 with production officially announced in 2015 for a 2017 launch, the latest generation of Civic R is also the very first factory-produced turbocharged version of this iconic car. It is powered by a 1,996 cc 2.0 Litre Direct Injection Turbocharged Inline-four Engine which offers the following impressive engine specs:

  • 228 kW of power at 6,500 rpm
  • 400 Nm of torque at 2,500–4,500 rpm

It has an acceleration from 0–100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 272 km/h, and the following year models are available in South Africa:

  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2019 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R

Did You Know? The Honda “H” badge used on all Type R Cars has a red background which helps to differentiate it from the run of the mill Honda vehicles found on the road. It not only shows off the unique sporty style of the Type R but also adds an eye-catching edge to the Honda Racing Brand which along with the vehicles unique stylings makes it stand out from the crowd.

Current Generation Honda Civic Type R

Power Train


  • 2.O VTEC TURBO with Earth Dreams Technology


  • 6-speed manual with Rev-Match Control


  • 2,699 mm


  • 4,557 mm


  • 1,877 mm


  • 1,434 mm

Pre-owned Special Edition Used Civic Type R

Although rare, from time to time a Special Edition Used Type R Honda Civic becomes available on our showroom floor. It does, of course, generate lots of interest and is normally snapped up quickly by the avid Honda Racing fans found all over South Africa. To date, there have been a number of Special Edition Civic Type R Cars released. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Type R 30th Anniversary Edition
  • The Type R Premier Edition
  • The Type R C Package
  • The Type R Civic Mugen RR
  • The Type R Civic Mugen RC
  • The Type R Black Edition

Used Honda Civic Type R Prices

Since they were first launched in 1997 and until today the Type R Civic has been a symbol of affordable sporty good looks. Today this legacy continues and this is reflected in the Used Honda Type R Prices of the vehicle found on our showroom floors. You get a lot of car for the price, a vehicle that is not just sporty in looks, attitude and handling but also in comfort and safety. In fact, the Used Type R Honda Civics we stock are hot-hatches to the core and not only will you find some of the Best Priced Pre-owned Honda Civic Type R Cars in the country, but we back them up with our legendary customer service and dedication to only selling the very best quality used cars.

If you would like to chat to us about any of the vehicles on this page, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at any one of our following Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms:

Used Honda Civic Type R in the Western Cape

With showrooms in the Bolland, Cape Town and on the Garden Route there is bound to be a Used Honda Civic Type R for Sale in the Western Cape near you! Call or visit us at:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
044 302 2600

Used Honda Civic Type R for Sale in Gauteng

Visit us at our showrooms in The Glen and in Midrand when looking for a Used Type R Honda Civic in Gauteng. Alternatively, you can call us at:

Group 1 at The Glen
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
011 312 2678

Used Honda Civic Type R for Sale in the Eastern Cape

When looking for the best quality Used Honda Civic Type R Hatchbacks in the Eastern Cape please visit or contact us at one of the two following showrooms:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
041 994 1800

Please note that all Used Honda Civic Type R for Sale on this page can be transported to almost any destination in South Africa. This will allow customers who are not situated close to our showrooms to take advantage of our low Honda Civic Type R Prices.

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